Zambia Super League side, ZESCO United has confirmed the acquisition of Chipolopolo Boys goalkeeper Cyril Mwenya Chibwe as earlier reported by the ZamFoot Crew.
Chibwe has penned a two year deal with the nine time Champions.
“ZESCO United is delighted to announce the signing of Zambian international goalkeeper, Cyril Chibwe on a 2-year deal subject to completing medicals.
The South African born shot stopper has opted to shift base from South to Zambia, with the latter being his parent’s country of origin.”
Chibwe, 28, joins the nine-time Zambian Super League champions following his departure from South African side, Baroka FC in January.
The former Polokwane City goalkeeper is looking forward to making memories with Team Ya Ziko.
“To be honest I have been in South Africa all my life and coming to Zambia wasn’t even a hustle for me because it’s something personal and special. Obviously, I had offers in South Africa, but I had to sit down with my manager and weigh the options in terms of where I was to benefit as a player.
“It is great for me and I have heard great things about this club. I am humbled and looking forward to making my own memories here. I am happy to be here,” Chibwe told the club’s official website.
“Speculations were there but personally I knew that not having a team was a blessing from God because the time my clearance was handed to me the dates were mixed up so I couldn’t sign for any team.
“There were teams that were interested but I kept on training with the club. I wanted to wait until the end of the season, see what could happen. But look where I am now? I am really happy to be here at ZESCO United.”
“As long as you play football there is pressure. Whether you play in lower ranks or higher ranks, football is a pleasure game. It is about how you handle the pressure. I can’t wait to be on the field and put on this beautiful jersey. ZESCO United fans should expect hard work, determination and most of all, silverware.
“CAF competitions gives you great exposure. As a player you look for things like this in your career. You gain experience outside the country playing in Champions League and Confederations Cup. I think it is a way to build a player and the club,” he concluded.
Chibwe becomes the fourth player ZESCO United have signed since securing the services of Rodrick Khembo, Chipyoka Songa and Kezironi Kizito.